Elton John Proved to Be a Huge Influence on Axl Rose!
Elton John’s song “Your Song” proved to be an inspiration behind the song My Michelle on Guns N’ Roses debut album Appetite for Destruction. That’s what we explore in today’s video! Check it out below!
Elton John’s Rocketman: Fact vs Fiction
With Elton John’s Rocketman movie coming out this weekend I was fortunate enough to see an advanced screening of the movie and I wanted to compile what the movie got right and what it got wrong. Check it out below!
Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees Fame Discusses Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses has spoken really highly of his friend Mark Lanegan in recent interviews promoting his new album Tenderness, which drops tomorrow. See what they wrote to each other on twitter below!
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Duff McKagan Takes a Swipe At President Trump
Duff McKagan talked to Yahoo! Entertainment recently about his new album Tenderness, due out on May 31, 2019. Duff talked about the old days saying:
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“everything was unprotected — drugs, needles, intimacy, all of that stuff,” McKagan acknowledges. But the 55-year-old rock legend tells Yahoo Entertainment that even back then, he and his bandmates had a sense of right and wrong.
“I’m sure stuff was going on, Harvey Weinstein stuff and all that, but we hated that! If we saw that stuff going on around us, we didn’t allow it to happen around us. We were still good dudes,” he says. “None of our friends said, ‘Grab her by the p.’ You know what I mean? Who would say something like that? And I don’t mean to be political against the dude who said that; it’s just an idiotic, stupid thing to say, for any man. And that’s the way I’ve always thought. So ’80s, or now — I could’ve written ‘Last September’ in the ’80s.”
Now when Duff says ‘Grab her by the p” McKagan is of course referring to the now infamous Access Hollywood tape from 2005 or so when Donald Trump was taped making that statement to Billy Bush during an interview. It caused a lot of outrage, but President Trump at the time brushed it off as “locker room talk”. Duff has tried to stay out of the political debate with his recent album, but this is probably one of the biggest political swipes or statements he’s made recently. It’s also important to note that he has two daughters and has been an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement, especially considering one of the songs off his new record titled “Last September” is inspired by the movement. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!